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Corsair H60 V2 Water Cooling High Temps on full load (Temp Issues)

Hey,

I have recently installed a H60 V2 into my system, The installation went easy enough but I noticed the temps weren't great. So I removed the CPU block and noticed some of the cpu didn't have any paste on so I cleaned off the old paste, re-applied some new stuff and made sure to secure the block back on tightly so it is in proper contact with the CPU. After this I checked the temps again and at idle they can get as low as 24 degrees celcius but when I run my cpu at 100% full load the temps get up to around 70 degrees celcius.

My old air cooler wouldn't go above 62 degrees max load and I assume the h60 would do a much better job. I have 2 fans on the radiator, one fan pulling air from inside and a second to push it out the back of the case. I have a front case fan pulling in and a top fan pulling in also so I assumed the airflow would work well. The pump is running at around 4500rpm as it's meant to and the fan supplied is running at the full 2000rpm along with a second fan at the same speed.

I am very confused as to why my temps are getting so high and was just wondering if their may be a simple solution or if these temps are normal. My CPU is a stock 3.8ghz 1150 i5 4670k.

Thanks in advance,
Tom
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  1. PCuserTom said:
    Hey,

    I have recently installed a H60 V2 into my system, The installation went easy enough but I noticed the temps weren't great. So I removed the CPU block and noticed some of the cpu didn't have any paste on so I cleaned off the old paste, re-applied some new stuff and made sure to secure the block back on tightly so it is in proper contact with the CPU. After this I checked the temps again and at idle they can get as low as 24 degrees celcius but when I run my cpu at 100% full load the temps get up to around 70 degrees celcius.

    My old air cooler wouldn't go above 62 degrees max load and I assume the h60 would do a much better job. I have 2 fans on the radiator, one fan pulling air from inside and a second to push it out the back of the case. I have a front case fan pulling in and a top fan pulling in also so I assumed the airflow would work well. The pump is running at around 4500rpm as it's meant to and the fan supplied is running at the full 2000rpm along with a second fan at the same speed.

    I am very confused as to why my temps are getting so high and was just wondering if their may be a simple solution or if these temps are normal. My CPU is a stock 3.8ghz 1150 i5 4670k.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tom


    several things:
    do you overclock?
    what was your previous cooler?
    and make sure your push/pull fig. that both fans are facing the right direction
  2. Sealed loop coolers have weak pumps, which prevent them from doing "a much better job" than air coolers, so don't get your hopes up too high. They're mainly worth it if your case prevents you from fitting a good air cooler.
  3. kooks147 said:
    PCuserTom said:
    Hey,

    I have recently installed a H60 V2 into my system, The installation went easy enough but I noticed the temps weren't great. So I removed the CPU block and noticed some of the cpu didn't have any paste on so I cleaned off the old paste, re-applied some new stuff and made sure to secure the block back on tightly so it is in proper contact with the CPU. After this I checked the temps again and at idle they can get as low as 24 degrees celcius but when I run my cpu at 100% full load the temps get up to around 70 degrees celcius.

    My old air cooler wouldn't go above 62 degrees max load and I assume the h60 would do a much better job. I have 2 fans on the radiator, one fan pulling air from inside and a second to push it out the back of the case. I have a front case fan pulling in and a top fan pulling in also so I assumed the airflow would work well. The pump is running at around 4500rpm as it's meant to and the fan supplied is running at the full 2000rpm along with a second fan at the same speed.

    I am very confused as to why my temps are getting so high and was just wondering if their may be a simple solution or if these temps are normal. My CPU is a stock 3.8ghz 1150 i5 4670k.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tom


    several things:
    do you overclock?
    what was your previous cooler?
    and make sure your push/pull fig. that both fans are facing the right direction


    No I do not overclock, My previous cooler was Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2. I checked my push/pull fig and it seems to be fine and facing the right way. I know the Freezer 7 is meant to be a good cooler but I thought the h60 v2 would supply much better cooling than it currently is.

    Thanks
  4. PCuserTom said:
    kooks147 said:
    PCuserTom said:
    Hey,

    I have recently installed a H60 V2 into my system, The installation went easy enough but I noticed the temps weren't great. So I removed the CPU block and noticed some of the cpu didn't have any paste on so I cleaned off the old paste, re-applied some new stuff and made sure to secure the block back on tightly so it is in proper contact with the CPU. After this I checked the temps again and at idle they can get as low as 24 degrees celcius but when I run my cpu at 100% full load the temps get up to around 70 degrees celcius.

    My old air cooler wouldn't go above 62 degrees max load and I assume the h60 would do a much better job. I have 2 fans on the radiator, one fan pulling air from inside and a second to push it out the back of the case. I have a front case fan pulling in and a top fan pulling in also so I assumed the airflow would work well. The pump is running at around 4500rpm as it's meant to and the fan supplied is running at the full 2000rpm along with a second fan at the same speed.

    I am very confused as to why my temps are getting so high and was just wondering if their may be a simple solution or if these temps are normal. My CPU is a stock 3.8ghz 1150 i5 4670k.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tom


    several things:
    do you overclock?
    what was your previous cooler?
    and make sure your push/pull fig. that both fans are facing the right direction


    No I do not overclock, My previous cooler was Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2. I checked my push/pull fig and it seems to be fine and facing the right way. I know the Freezer 7 is meant to be a good cooler but I thought the h60 v2 would supply much better cooling than it currently is.

    Thanks



    so just because a closed loop is water cool doesnt mean they are legit. Theyre cheap for a reason and if you want a closed loop that will beat any air cooler start with the h100i, but at its price its not worth it since the performance is nothing too great. If you want better temps A.) get a good air cooler try the hyper evo 212 cheap but good or invest in a legitament loop
  5. I agree with kooks147. Search for some reviews for sealed loop coolers like the H60. They tend to perform about the same as air coolers, sometimes worse. If you really want better cooling, you need to build a custom watercooling loop - see this sticky:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-watercooling-sticky

    @kooks147 I'm not sure what you mean by "legitimate" - normally the best watercooling is called a custom loop, rather than legitimate or illegitimate.
  6. kooks147 said:
    PCuserTom said:
    kooks147 said:
    PCuserTom said:
    Hey,

    I have recently installed a H60 V2 into my system, The installation went easy enough but I noticed the temps weren't great. So I removed the CPU block and noticed some of the cpu didn't have any paste on so I cleaned off the old paste, re-applied some new stuff and made sure to secure the block back on tightly so it is in proper contact with the CPU. After this I checked the temps again and at idle they can get as low as 24 degrees celcius but when I run my cpu at 100% full load the temps get up to around 70 degrees celcius.

    My old air cooler wouldn't go above 62 degrees max load and I assume the h60 would do a much better job. I have 2 fans on the radiator, one fan pulling air from inside and a second to push it out the back of the case. I have a front case fan pulling in and a top fan pulling in also so I assumed the airflow would work well. The pump is running at around 4500rpm as it's meant to and the fan supplied is running at the full 2000rpm along with a second fan at the same speed.

    I am very confused as to why my temps are getting so high and was just wondering if their may be a simple solution or if these temps are normal. My CPU is a stock 3.8ghz 1150 i5 4670k.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tom


    several things:
    do you overclock?
    what was your previous cooler?
    and make sure your push/pull fig. that both fans are facing the right direction


    No I do not overclock, My previous cooler was Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2. I checked my push/pull fig and it seems to be fine and facing the right way. I know the Freezer 7 is meant to be a good cooler but I thought the h60 v2 would supply much better cooling than it currently is.

    Thanks



    so just because a closed loop is water cool doesnt mean they are legit. Theyre cheap for a reason and if you want a closed loop that will beat any air cooler start with the h100i, but at its price its not worth it since the performance is nothing too great. If you want better temps A.) get a good air cooler try the hyper evo 212 cheap but good or invest in a legitament loop


    Yes I understand the H60 is on the lower side in terms of high end water cooling solutions but I didn't want the hassle of a fully custom loop. Despite this, the H60 is still regarded as a very good water cooler even if it is a closed loop solution. From reading other threads I noticed people getting closer to 40/50 degrees on full load with this cooler in a similar setup. I was simply wondering if there were any fixes I could try or if there might be something obvious I am missing. I went for the H60 as it enabled me to access all my ram slots, while a lot of air coolers block one and it also seemed to be quite the good cooling solution.

    I know a custom loop would be more beneficial but I don't want to invest that amount of time, money and maintenance into it.
  7. PCuserTom said:
    kooks147 said:
    PCuserTom said:
    kooks147 said:
    PCuserTom said:
    Hey,

    I have recently installed a H60 V2 into my system, The installation went easy enough but I noticed the temps weren't great. So I removed the CPU block and noticed some of the cpu didn't have any paste on so I cleaned off the old paste, re-applied some new stuff and made sure to secure the block back on tightly so it is in proper contact with the CPU. After this I checked the temps again and at idle they can get as low as 24 degrees celcius but when I run my cpu at 100% full load the temps get up to around 70 degrees celcius.

    My old air cooler wouldn't go above 62 degrees max load and I assume the h60 would do a much better job. I have 2 fans on the radiator, one fan pulling air from inside and a second to push it out the back of the case. I have a front case fan pulling in and a top fan pulling in also so I assumed the airflow would work well. The pump is running at around 4500rpm as it's meant to and the fan supplied is running at the full 2000rpm along with a second fan at the same speed.

    I am very confused as to why my temps are getting so high and was just wondering if their may be a simple solution or if these temps are normal. My CPU is a stock 3.8ghz 1150 i5 4670k.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tom


    several things:
    do you overclock?
    what was your previous cooler?
    and make sure your push/pull fig. that both fans are facing the right direction


    No I do not overclock, My previous cooler was Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2. I checked my push/pull fig and it seems to be fine and facing the right way. I know the Freezer 7 is meant to be a good cooler but I thought the h60 v2 would supply much better cooling than it currently is.

    Thanks



    so just because a closed loop is water cool doesnt mean they are legit. Theyre cheap for a reason and if you want a closed loop that will beat any air cooler start with the h100i, but at its price its not worth it since the performance is nothing too great. If you want better temps A.) get a good air cooler try the hyper evo 212 cheap but good or invest in a legitament loop


    Yes I understand the H60 is on the lower side in terms of high end water cooling solutions but I didn't want the hassle of a fully custom loop. Despite this, the H60 is still regarded as a very good water cooler even if it is a closed loop solution. From reading other threads I noticed people getting closer to 40/50 degrees on full load with this cooler in a similar setup. I was simply wondering if there were any fixes I could try or if there might be something obvious I am missing. I went for the H60 as it enabled me to access all my ram slots, while a lot of air coolers block one and it also seemed to be quite the good cooling solution.

    I know a custom loop would be more beneficial but I don't want to invest that amount of time, money and maintenance into it.


    if youre going to stick with the h60 than I would advise using it as an intake if youre not already and getting better fans such as noctuas
  8. Best answer
    well it doesn't surprise me, I always heard the low end h60 wasn't worth the money, the rad is way too thin, and, Haswell runs hot already. I'd say get the cheapish Hyper 212 evo or if the Enermax T40 is cheaper get that, I don't think watercooling is all it's cracked up to be, mostly e-peen
  9. WhiteSnake91 said:
    well it doesn't surprise me, I always heard the low end h60 wasn't worth the money, the rad is way too thin, and, Haswell runs hot already. I'd say get the cheapish Hyper 212 evo or if the Enermax T40 is cheaper get that, I don't think watercooling is all it's cracked up to be, mostly e-peen


    water cooling is Very effective you are wrong to say other wise. Close loops are not great which is what I said above they in no way reflect on true watercooling
  10. Thanks for all the responses guys, I think I will just stick with my air cooler as the H60 V2 just doesn't seem to be working out, I will send it back for a refund. Might look at a more robust watercooling solution as kooks suggested but for now air will work fine. Thanks again guys, really great community.

    Tom
  11. I know it's technically the best, but you have to realize the majority of pc users aren't going to go full on custom water loop which is expensive, and many don't want it leaking and frying their components. I know it's better, but for peace of mind I've went air cooling now rather than closed loops, myself and many others would agree that spending lots of money on custom watercooling isn't worth it to them. If it is to you, fine. There's people with 1000$ graphics cards while I find it hard to ever justify something over $300, to each their own.
  12. WhiteSnake91 said:
    I know it's technically the best, but you have to realize the majority of pc users aren't going to go full on custom water loop which is expensive, and many don't want it leaking and frying their components. I know it's better, but for peace of mind I've went air cooling now rather than closed loops, myself and many others would agree that spending lots of money on custom watercooling isn't worth it to them. If it is to you, fine. There's people with 1000$ graphics cards while I find it hard to ever justify something over $300, to each their own.


    just because there are a lot of people who dont use them doesnt mean theyre not the best and youre wrong... a lot of people water cool and for a reason
  13. Read my post again

    "I know it's technically the best, but you have to realize the majority of pc users aren't going to go full on custom water loop which is expensive, and many don't want it leaking and frying their components."

    I said it was the best technically, I don't think you read my post correctly, but whatever dude. OP's thing has been solved. Get it through your head that some people don't want to watercool for whatever reason.
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